Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Music - Sting

Sting is apparently ready to release a new album, a collection of winter songs entitled If On A Winter's Night. The album was apparently inspired by Sting's love of the winter season and based on a book If On A Winter's Night A Traveler by Italo Calvino. It includes the song Soul Cake, originally named A'soalin, written by Stookey, Batteaste, Mezzetti and recorded in 1983 by Stookey's trio, Peter [Stookey], Paul & Mary.



I am well aware when Sting went from a rock god [his days in The Police] to jazz singer [the release of The Dream of the Blue Turtles] but I am not sure at what point in time Sting went from jazz to medieval troubadour. I was a huge fan of The Police, and was a bit disappointed with his solo work. This, I fear, is more in the category of vanity projects than something I would be interested in purchasing. Thankfully, I this Sting needs neither my approval nor any more money. To find out more about his latest project, go to his official website here.

3 comments:

  1. Awww I'm disappointed you panned Sting. The Dream of the Blue Turtles is one of my Top 10 favorite albums of all time. If this new CD is anything like that I will be very very happy. And besides his singing, just look at him! He's woofy delicious.

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  2. Sting needs to drop the bard bit.

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  3. Larry,sorry, I think he is still gorgeous, but the music is a tad too elevator for me. I loved him best in The Police.

    Kyle, I am on board with you there.

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